I am continuing to support mastering engineer & music producer Ian Shepherd‘s campaign for dynamic range in music (ie. quiet and loud volumes, not just all loud volume).
The campaign is expanding each year, so you can hop over to Dynamic Range Day website to find out more and how to take part. There is even a google plus chat going on this evening.
Here Ian cites an example:
And here is Earl Vickers from the Audio Engineering Society on the subject of hyper-compression.